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Agudath Israel applauds Cuomo’s $25 Million security grant proposal for religious schools

02/24/2017 1:18 PM Updated: 1 day ago

  With rising anti-Semitic incidents around the country and in particular rising hate crimes across New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo called together leaders from across


Cuomo grants $25 million for private school and yeshiva security

02/23/2017 6:02 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announced today a $25 million security grant for nonpublic schools. The move was applauded by Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union advocating


Day school advocate: “Schools do not have the necessary resources to handle” anti-Semitism

02/22/2017 12:54 PM

The disturbing rise in anti-Semitic incidents was confronted Wednesday in a conference call hosted by Maury Litwack, the executive director of Teach NYS, a project of


(Op-ed) Time is now for de Blasio to keep promises to special needs children

02/22/2017 11:26 AM Updated: 3 days ago

(By Mark Meyer Appel) In an emotion-filled 2014 City Hall press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio, flanked by ex Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, promised a major overhaul to


Neither rain nor Trump deter New York’s Jewish Rally for Refugees

02/13/2017 12:53 PM

Neither sleet nor rain were enough to stop crowds from voicing their support of America’s newest and most vulnerable residents at New York City’s Jewish Rally


New York apologizes for “anti-Israel” cartoon in test

02/09/2017 4:03 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

A cartoon featured in the January 24 New York State regents exam, described by the American Jewish Congress as “blatantly anti-Israel,” has prompted an apology from the


Subways passengers band together to erase Nazi graffiti

02/05/2017 8:38 AM

If all the reports of rising anti-Semitism have caused you distress, this story might act as a reassuring message that most people aren’t actually monsters. The


Subway Nazi wanted by NYPD

02/03/2017 1:54 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

The NYPD is looking for a man who attacked a woman on the C train after reading from an anti-Semitic pamphlet in a German accent, New


New York is most popular travel choice for Israelis, new poll finds

02/02/2017 4:06 PM

New York is the travel destination of choice for Israelis, according to a Smith organization poll cited Thursday by Hamodia. The poll, taken in advance of the


Rockland County GOP criticized as anti-Semitic, again

01/26/2017 5:39 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Lawrence Garvey, chairman of the Rockland County Republican Party, is under attack from what critics are calling an anti-Semitic Facebook post. Garvey intended to criticize last


Supporters of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane turn to Donald Trump as defender of Israel

01/06/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, a fiery pro-Israel activist branded as a terrorist by the US government for founding the Jewish Defense League (JDL),

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Longtime NYC planning expert Carl Weisbrod retires

01/06/2017 7:00 AM Updated: 1 month ago

Veteran city government worker Carl Weisbrod announced his resignation Wednesday from his position as Chairman of the City Planning Commission for Mayor Bill de Blasio. Weisbrod’s

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Brooklyn councilman David Greenfield introduces legislation to prevent garbage truck traffic

01/04/2017 12:00 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Brooklyn city councilman is introducing legislation Wednesday requiring the Department of Sanitation to release GPS data showing where its garbage trucks are in real time. According


Sanders joins Cuomo to unveil free college plan

01/04/2017 9:45 AM Updated: 1 month ago

New York (AFP) – New York’s governor unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make public colleges tuition free for low and middle-income students, an idea championed by


Carjackers have fatal collision with synagogue wall

01/02/2017 5:02 PM

A carjacking last night turned deadly after a stolen SUV crashed into a Connecticut synagogue, Fox 61 reports. The incident began early Monday morning, when a


Carnegie Deli Closes up Shop

12/30/2016 1:56 PM Updated: 1 month ago

  What has been a staple in New York City for 80 years will shutter its doors at the end of today.  Carnegie Deli, located on

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Volunteers with Masbia Soup Kitchen Help the Needy During Hanukkah

12/30/2016 12:30 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Holiday meals were dispensed in Queens this week by Masbia, a nonprofit pantry and soup kitchen network, NY1 reported. The meals were dispensed outside the soup


Brooklyn Resident Explores Judaism in Budapest

12/30/2016 12:00 PM Updated: 1 month ago

    She grew up with a love for traveling, visiting places like East Africa as a child. But Williamsburg resident Alyssa Petersel never imagined writing


Councilman Greenfield Lights the World’s Largest Menorah

12/30/2016 10:00 AM Updated: 1 month ago



FDNY 9/11 Victims Honored at Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn

12/29/2016 5:12 PM